Advent, the Antiphons

Time is pressing in. We’re getting ever closer to Christmas, and so many conversations yesterday were about lists. What is on your Christmas list? What do you want? What do you need? What would you never spend your own money on, but would totally make you smile? What will make you happy? With all this … More Advent, the Antiphons

Advent, overflowing

“And may the Lord multiply you, and make you abound in charity towards one another, and towards all men: as we do also towards you.” 1 Thessalonians 3:12 Abound in charity, overflow in love. As traffic gets thicker, lines get longer, and resources get lower, there is a tendency to feel empty and drained, not … More Advent, overflowing

One Resolution

There is only one resolution I make every year. And if I was allowed only one prayer for my family, my friends, and my community, it would be for this. Silence with God. Trade in your distractions and temptations, even some sleep if that is what it takes, for silence with Him. Every day. Work … More One Resolution


Tax season.  Sigh.  I’m a tax accountant by trade, so you would think I’d be unshakeable, but doing our taxes made me feel so…overwhelmed.  Welcome to the club, right?  But this was a different kind of overwhelmed, because right in front of me, amidst the pile of receipts and statements, emerged a picture of drastic … More First

Bring It

I feel as if I’m in a battle with life lately.   I’ve been winning.  It’s as if I have somehow realized all of my opponent’s best tricks, my coach has handed me the exact right weapon to overcome each tactic, and I have been invincible – for a while.  But instead of accepting defeat, this … More Bring It

Live on Purpose

I got my first pair of glasses when I was in grade school.  I hadn’t realized that I had been seeing everything as a blur, but I still remember the feeling of walking outside for the first time after I put them on.  It was overwhelming.  The trees had separate, individual leaves, and I could … More Live on Purpose

How to Have Faith

My husband loves going to Las Vegas.  He says there is a thrill and a rush that comes with the potential of winning money. And from watching him and his friends gamble, I’ve seen first-hand the excitement that builds with each win.  They turn into these fascinating creatures, getting louder and louder, high-fiving each other … More How to Have Faith